Rainn Wilson, the comedic actor best known for his regular role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s hit series The Office, will be the guest speaker at Chapman University’s 2013 Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony, to be held Friday, May 17, at 4 p.m. in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center. He will also hold a book-signing immediately afterward, with copies of his book Soul Pancake available for purchase.
The interfaith baccalaureate service is a traditional part of Commencement festivities open to all graduating students and their families. Chapman’s 2013 Commencement ceremonies will take place Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18. The entire Commencement schedule can be found at the graduation website.
All seats at this year’s Chapman Baccalaureate Service are already completely reserved, but an overflow room with a live television feed will be available in the George H.W. Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall, room 404.
Wilson, who belongs to the Baha’i faith, is the creator of the popular website www.SoulPancake.com and author of the book Soul Pancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions. His book, based on his wildly successful website, urges his audience to explore the bold questions and challenges of philosophy, creativity, spirituality, science and more, and, as Wilson puts it, “figure out what it means to be human.”
This is Wilson’s second appearance at Chapman University. He previously spoke to a sold-out crowd in Memorial Hall in 2011, presented by the university’s Baha’i community.